Stay in Nervi
The sleepy beach resort of Nervi is a tranquil place to stay near Genoa. Famous for its one-mile-long beach- side promenade, this attractive late-19th-century resort exudes calm with its palm-fringed roads and 300 acres of parks dotted with orange trees. In Nervi, you can look forward to pretty beaches and plenty of green space.
Around six miles from Genoa's centre, Nervi is well connected by public transport, so you can easily reach the city's historic quarter and thriving port area from your tranquil retreat.
The pleasant suburb of Nervi offers a wide variety of upscale hotels, mid-range hotels and friendly B&Bs to suit all budgets. Whichever hotel you go for, you can be sure of a warm welcome.
What to See in Nervi
For a relaxing stroll, head to Nervi Park, Genoa’s largest green space with ponds, palm trees and rose gardens surrounding three historic villas: Villa Gropallo, Villa Saluzzo Serra and Villa Grimaldi Fassio. The park is home to many exotic plants, as well as providing a home for North American squirrels and terrapins. While you’re at Villa Grimaldi Fassio's, take a wander around its beautiful rose garden, with more than 200 rose varieties.
After visiting the park's three villas, head to Nervi's grand seaside promenade, Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi. You can enjoy sweeping views of Monte Portofino along the coastal walk and plot your next beach trip.
Things to Do in Nervi
Nervi is home to some of Genoa's best beaches, many of which are lined with open-air restaurants, so you can enjoy a meal with a view of the sea.
Escape the heat of the day and enjoy a dose of culture at the modern art and design galleries and museums near Nervi Park. Find paintings, furniture, lace, fabrics and antique clocks at the Luxoro Gallery, modern art at the Gallery of Modern Art (GAM) and Art Deco furniture and posters at the Wolfsoniana.
As night falls, Nervi springs to life, especially during the summer months when you can enjoy music concerts and festivals in the parks and at the port before returning to your Nervi hotel.